Three-dimensional video-assisted thoracoscopic pericardiectomy

Fabio Luison, Walter D Boyd

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Video-assisted thoracic surgery has proven to be safe and effective for the diagnosis and management of pericardial disease. Three-dimensional (3-D) video imaging technology has been developed to allow the laparoscopic surgeon more precision and efficiency in advanced laparoscopic cases. This case report describes the marriage of 3-D video imaging and thoracoscopy that allowed performance of a technically difficult pericardiectomy without incident. Our aim is to describe the use of state-of-the-art 3-D video imaging to allow success in difficult cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2137-2138
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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